Monday, December 14, 2009

Misty's Monday Muse

"A square wheeled potato cart."

That's how our new farrier described Marley when he watched him move. Like a square wheeled potato cart.

He said Marley walks like he's wearing these on his feet.

Poor Marley. We've been concerned about how easily he trips due to his low heels and long toes, even with hoof trims every 6 weeks. His heels are very short and very sloped. Previously we were told he has bad hoof conformation and nothing can be done about it. Our new farrier is hopeful that he can correct the issue, so he put shoes on Marley's fronts to protect his heels in hopes that they'll grow. We'll know more in 10 weeks.

We like our new farrier. He gives us cookies.

Do you want to know what the farrier said about my hooves?

I don't wish to brag, but if you really want to know.

He said... (I'm blushing now)...he said that I have "beautiful feet."

Maybe I could have a career as a hoof model.


  1. It's not easy to find a good farrier but when you do, he's worth his weight in gold. I hope the new guy can help you get Marley's feet sorted out.
    And Misty you should have some 'hoof' shots taken and send them off to an agency and see if you could possible get a job modeling for hoof polish.

  2. Go for it Misty! I think you'd make a great hoof model!

    Glad you like the new farrier.

  3. Misty that picture made me laugh thank you! And don't pick on poor Marley, he could always speak of the "size" of your hooves!

  4. That isn't too nice to say about your little robust brother!

  5. wow - a farrier that says 'nothing can be done' - that's unusual!

    He could be right, but - that's unusual!
    - The Equestrian Vagabond